Dr. Peter J. Hauser received his B.S. (1969) and Ph.D. (1974) degrees in chemistry from North Carolina State University. After a 24 year career in textile chemical research and development with both large and small companies, he returned to North Carolina State University where he is currently Professor, Associate Department Head, and Director of Graduate Programs in the Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science Department. He teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses in textile wet processing and has research interests in textile treatments to reduce costs, energy usage and pollution associated with textile wet processing; high performance chemical finishes for enhanced value textiles; plasma treatments of textiles; and indigo dyeing and denim garment wet processing. Hauser has produced 77 technical publications, one book, and two book chapters and holds ten United States patents. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Society of Dyers and Colourists, and the Textile Institute.